The Nanjing University of Information Sciences and Technology (NUIST) is offering fully financed scholarships in the areas of Climate Change and Environmental Governance in an effort to aid Pakistani students in developing their research capacity to battle the climate issue.
On Monday, the information was confirmed by Professor Dr. Tong Jiang of NUIST, who is also the executive director of the Research Institute of Climate and Environmental Governance. He stated that Pakistani students may apply for fully funded scholarships in the fields of environmental governance and climate change.
In order to promote collaboration in scientific research and professor and student exchanges, NUIST and NUST have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to Professor Jiang, the scientific collaboration is also being developed with other renowned universities in Pakistan, including Quaid-e-Azam University, COMSATS University Islamabad, and the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
Young researchers in the fields of climate change and climate risk studies would be admitted to the university for study, he added, from Pakistani universities. Environmental Change, too Additionally, postdoctoral opportunities would be available.
He declared, “Water scarcity and climate change tipping points are the main topics of our new project in Pakistan. Due to severe flooding the previous year, Pakistan is currently experiencing high temperatures and drought.
According to a UN assessment, Pakistan is experiencing a growing water deficit as well as water evaporation. Problems with the water management system and an expanding population are most likely to blame.
He claimed that as agriculture is the foundation of Pakistan’s economic system, water is a crucial element. Therefore, the goal of our research would be to lessen the water deficit and mitigate the effects of climate change.
He stated that brick kiln smoke, domestic emissions, vehicle emissions, domestic emissions, construction-related dust emissions, and industrial emissions are the primary contributors to poor air quality in relation to smog and air pollution.
He suggested moving companies out of cities and into industrial areas, switching to renewable energy, using more of the accessible public transportation system, planting trees, and managing livestock and trash from cities better as alternatives.